Friday, July 8, 2011

Garlic Smashed Potatoes

I have a wonderful friend who gave me 2 bulbs of fresh picked garlic. Have you ever seen fresh garlic? It's beautiful! The stuff they sell at the grocery store is dried up and wrinkled, but the fresh stuff is soft and a bit onion-y looking. The cloves inside taste just the same, and it's easier to get to them. So what does one do with two whole bulbs of fresh garlic? Make stuff, of course! And garlic smashed potatoes was right at the top of my list.Time Needed: 20 minutes
Level of difficulty: easy
Materials needed: 4-6 red potatoes, 1-2 cloves of garlic, 2 tablespoons butter, 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan, salt and pepper, to taste

Directions: Slice potatoes into chunks and put in a pot with the garlic. Cover with cold water and salt water. Bring to a boil and boil until fork-tender. Drain off the water and mash potatoes and garlic all together. Put in butter, milk, and cheese (add more if needed to get desired consistency) and mash together. Top with salt and pepper and enjoy!

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